Category Archives: ISSUE #3

ISSUE #3: Forough Farrokhzad. Self-identification through cinema by Shirin Akhondi

The House is Black (1963) is a short film directed by Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad. It is perhaps the greatest, yet most neglected, masterpiece of Iranian cinema. A documentary about life in a leprosarium and its inhabitants, the film reveals … Continue reading

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ISSUE #3: Interview with Newsha Tavakolian

Newsha Tavakolian (b. 1981) is a photojournalist and social documentary photographer. She began her career working for an Iranian women’s daily newspaper titled Zan, documenting the student uprising in 1999 at aged 18. She went on to work for other … Continue reading

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ISSUE #3: A new spectre appears to haunt the community by Maja Laskowska

A digital spectre haunted the theatre when documentary film Martian Syndrome (2013), directed by Jianqiang Xue was shown. Whether the factuality of the film and its documentary features are convincing, the film deals with some fundamental, but still in some … Continue reading

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ISSUE #3: ARTIST in CON.TEXT: Sara Sodnomjamts

Sara Sodnomjamts is a fashion embroidery specialist interested in changing stereotypes associated with fashion and gender. She has worked as a Tailoring assistant with the Olympics Uniform team and worked on a project in 2015 with artist Jon Rafman for … Continue reading

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